If you experience fear or anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist, Drs. Hutchison, Gorman, Mooney, and Grossman can provide you with nitrous oxide sedation. Nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, can help you relax and receive your treatments in comfort. We welcome you to call our practice at 703-830-9110 today for more information about nitrous oxide in Centreville, Virginia, and to set up your next appointment with one of our caring dentists.

What is nitrous oxide?

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a gas commonly used to help our patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during treatment. A mild sedative gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled through a comfortable nose mask during your appointment to relieve dental anxiety and fear. Within just a few minutes, you will feel more relaxed and calm. Nitrous oxide often produces a pleasant, euphoric, or even floating sensation. There are few side effects associated with using nitrous oxide, and it wears off within a matter of minutes once we finish the treatment and end the flow of gas.

I’m scared of going to the dentist. What should I do?

One of the most important steps you can take is to discuss your concerns and fears with your dentist. We can then make the necessary accommodations to ensure that your visit is comfortable and positive. We may recommend nitrous oxide sedation if you feel anxious or nervous or if you have had negative experiences at the dentist in the past. Nitrous oxide is a great option because it is safe and effective for most patients.

Please call our office today for more information on nitrous oxide and to schedule your appointment with one of our dentists.